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Season ticket numbers set to tumble!

Season ticket numbers set to tumble!

'I will not be renewing/buying a season ticket next season', not my vote, yours - although these findings from pompeyrug's poll are thoughts that I have to say that I am 'thinking' about following, even if that is not what I really want to do...

The way Portsmouth Football Club have gone about organising, scheduling and announcing the season tickets for next season has left PLENTY of people less than impressed!

To be honest I am pretty sure that the price increase is not so much of an issue - yep there is an increase but all in all I would say that most of us expected this and can pretty much accept this.

The main bone of contentions are with the limited time to take advantage of the early bird window, and more importantly, the fact that NO credit or debit cards can be used to make payment, cash or cheque are the only ways of paying...

Well, that is unless you take up the Zebra Finance offer, which is less than appealing!

The club have made a right balls up with this and unless a rethink is had, and fast, season ticket numbers will tumble - both for those opting against renewing and those buying that would have, then again season ticket prices after early bird 'should' include the option of credit/debit card as a payment means.

  • What the poll asked - Season ticket, what will you do?

  • How you voted - Will not get one/renew 58%
    Will get one (on early bird) 37%
    Will get one (after early bird) 5%

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Wednesday March 23 2011
    Time: 9:48AM

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    0
    brighton have sold 10k season tickets already for next season
    pompeyhussler
    23/03/2011 11:41:00
    0
    I can just about stomach paying the £450 early bird price, but the terms are not acceptable, and the further £49 is enough to put me off and be the straw that broke the camels back.....Either extend the early bird period to mid-late April as was discussed months ago, or lose me as a season ticket holder....Your Choice Pompey ! As for Brighton, well, good luck to the Seaweed, they are a team on the up, with a decent board and ground looks great - Not too big and with a decent design that doesn't look like the boring bowls!!!! PUP
    BarneyArmy
    23/03/2011 12:21:00
    0
    Well, I was all set to go and get my ticket and take advantage of the interest free credit til (a) I found out there is a £20.00 admin charge, and (b) people are up in arms at being taken for granted and treated shabbily. Although I am anxious to support fellow fans and will not now buy a ticket until things are sorted, I find I just cannot get exercised over it all. The Club have been taking us fans for granted for years. As a "new" fan, I was appalled at the way I was treated when I first started following Pompey. Have got used to it now and I must say, to me, this is just par for the course.
    Gandor1
    23/03/2011 13:35:00
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    I am joining the queue waiting for a better offer too!! Increased prices are one thing but having to pay FIVE months in advance is ********************! Lets hope the Trust make some progress.
    eastneydave
    23/03/2011 13:43:00
    0
    People cannot complain about the rise, having now read the mechanics of it ( wasn't big in the NY post) I can see why the people are upset. I agree that in the modern world cheaper methods are available and for a club that needs to save money there is an obligation to use them. I further accept that the club must generate revenue, that said, it doesn't matter how much Cot tries to butter up the fans the £20 admin charge seems to be nothing but a blatant profiteering tax.
    russellm
    23/03/2011 19:11:00
    0
    I am not surprised by the £20 admin charge. Why would a finance company give an individual however many months credit, for whatever purpose, for nothing at all? Are they a charity? No, I am afraid it is the club that has mishandled this fiasco. If the club are in such dire need of money, could they not have asked all those intending to renew for a down payment of say £50 - £100 in advance? Still a lot of money, but a lot less than £450. For me, the increase is not the issue, it's the extremely short timescale for early bird renewal and the fact that there are still several weeks of the season to go. Ffs when are the board going to understand that the fans do actually hold the club dear to their hearts, but we want to know what is going on, that way, perhaps we would feel part of the club and perhaps the current demands on our finances would be a little more palatable! Would another couple of weeks have really made that much difference?
    Emsworthianblue
    23/03/2011 19:27:00
    0
    Couldn't care less about the price rises, as they were expected...the methods put in place for renewal and the timeline offered are totally unacceptable. Definitely not renewing x2 before the end of the month, if that means I don't renew at all - so be it...
    Tantona
    24/03/2011 13:17:00
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